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Avalanche: Lake Peak

Observer Name
Anonymous
Observation Date
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Avalanche Date
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Region
Lake Peak
Location Name or Route
Lake Peak
Elevation
9,500'
Aspect
East
Trigger
Skier
Depth
12"
Width
2,500'
Carried
2
Comments
Triggered a slide on the east facing approach to Lake Peak.  Slide triggered approximately 100 feet above us and carried two skiers for about 150 feet and slowed due to a flat spot in the terrain.  The slide propagated for approximately a half mile around the northside then all the way around the peak across Lake Chute.  If we were not approaching from the safest possible route avalanche could have been much worse as the north facing portion of the slide ran for over 1000 feet.

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